5G in the Philippines: Is it Possible?

5G in the Philippines

5G in the Philippines: Globe’s nationwide rollout of 5G technology is set to impact lives in more ways than one. MIT Technology Review once described 5G as a “technological paradigm shift, similar to the shift from typewriter to computer,” Globe will help usher in a new era of connectivity that will help Filipinos discover and enjoy new ways to connect, watch, play and so much more.

Globe 5G is up to 20x faster than LTE, with fiber-fast speeds of up to 100 Mbps. It has an almost real-time latency allowing faster response time needed for new technologies.

“With 5G technology, our customers are given more ways to elevate their mobile and data experiences. 5G will be the next step in helping Filipinos cope with the challenges of the new normal,” said Coco Domingo, Globe VP for Postpaid and International Business.

Here are some exciting examples of how 5G can help consumers with their daily lives.

  • Seamless Video Calls.
  • Next-level Gaming.
  • High-quality Streaming.
  • Self-driving cars, robotics.

Budget-Friendly 5G Devices. Globe Postpaid plans now come with budget-friendly 5G devices. Globe offers a wide array of budget-friendly 5G-ready devices that allows users to stream high-quality movies and TV shows, play online games, and get on conference calls with clearer video and audio.

Huawei’s Nova 7 SE. It is currently the most affordable 5G smartphone in the lineup. The smartphone features a 6.5-inch screen, a powerful Kirin 820 chipset, 8GB of RAM, and a 64-megapixel Five AI camera that comes for free with Globe’s The Plan 1299 and above.

Huawei Nova 7. With a slightly larger screen and an upgraded chipset is the Huawei Nova 7. This 5G smartphone has a 6.53-inch display with a 2400 x 1080 resolution, Kirin 985 chipset, and a quad-camera feature. The Nova 7 comes bundled at no extra cost with Globe’s ThePlan 1799 and above.

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G. This also suits cost-conscious customers, featuring a 6.6-inch super AMOLED screen, 128GB of memory, and a quad-camera setup. This model is for free with Globe’s ThePlan 1799 and above.

Customers may also choose from Globe’s flagship phones, including the Samsung Galaxy Note20, Samsung S20 Ultra, Huawei P40, and P40 Pro, which promises to maximize 5G’s powerful speeds and enjoy new ways to connect, watch, play, and socialize given the new normal.

5G in the Philippines

5G Devices: Upgrade to 5G SIM. The Philippines’ average speeds continue to improve, registering increases in December 2020 and besting 13 more countries at this time, according to the Speedtest® Global Index by Ookla®, the global leader in internet testing and analysis. In December, the country’s average mobile download speed was higher at 22.5 Mbps compared to 18.49 Mbps in November 2020, with an upload speed of 6.03 Mbps and latency of 33 ms. (Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data comparing Q3 2020 to Q4 2020. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission)

5G in the Philippines: Globe continues to be at the forefront of the mobile revolution. Apart from being the very first telecommunications company to launch 5G for broadband in Southeast Asia back in 2019, it also introduced the first 5G service for mobile and the first 5G device in the country last year.

Globe’s network upgrades and expansion are also in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular, UN SDG No. 9, which underscores the importance of infrastructure and innovation as significant drivers of economic growth and development. Globe has pledged to advocate the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs. For more information visit

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